Matcha is the finely ground powder of green tea leaves and it packs a serious punch when it comes to antioxidants. One cup of matcha green is equivalent to approx. 10 cups of basic green tea and I don’t do basic! The polyphenol antioxidant found in green tea that is responsible for nearly all the health benefits is refered to as EGCG and it has been researched for the following benefits:
- Reduce the risk of cancer
- Aids in Weight loss
- Supports Immunity
- Improves Insulin Sensitivity
- Prevents liver damage & destroys free radicals in people with fatty liver disease
- Helps you relax
- Aiding in the prevention of Alzheimer’s
Skip the green tea and go for 2 tsp. of matcha, and remember, it’s always best to make your own at home to avoid inferior and commercially made products. I make this Matcha Magic drink and keep it cool in the fridge for when I need a matcha boost.
10 oz. filtered water
1-2 inches fresh ginger, juiced (or use a high quality ginger powder, like this one)
2 tsp. Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
juice of one fresh lemon
Shaker or bamboo whisk (optional)
Add ingredients into a shaker, shake well, pour over ice. If no shaker, whisk matcha into filtered water, add ginger, lemon, and apple cider vinegar, stir vigorously and pour over ice. Sweeten with a couple drops of organic stevia.